Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 4th Apr 2007 18:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Geeks.com were once more very kind to send us one of their products for a review. Geeks sells cheap laptops --among others-- and so we asked for a low-cost laptop without an operating system in it for the purpose of this review. They sent us the IBM T23, (currently selling for just $299) and an extra 256 MB stick of RAM ($30). We tested the laptop with three different OSes, read on for more.
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T23
by Meanwhile on Wed 4th Apr 2007 18:25 UTC
Meanwhile
Member since:
2005-09-03

The T23 is known as perhaps the best succeeded Thinkpad model and it does feel great....damn that grahics card, though: otherwise it might have been my BeOS laptop. ;)
Spare parts are easy to get and repairs are also easy -thanks to good Hardware Maintenance Manuals. Also, there's a large and useful community of Thinkpad users, to be found at the forums of thinkpads.com.

Edited 2007-04-04 18:31

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RE: T23
by Doc Pain on Wed 4th Apr 2007 18:40 in reply to "T23"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"The T23 is known as perhaps the best succeeded Thinkpad model and it does feel great...."

It even has a usable build in keyboard. Where are these useless "Windows" keys? Glad I can't find them on the picture published in the article. :-)

Furthermore, like his predecessors, the T23 has a trackpoint (this is how IBM calls the "touch stick" in the article) instead of these blurry touchpads with their habit of getting dirty and being imprecise.

It's a nice little machine that is worth keeping it alive for a while. For programming, diagnostics, for watching CDs and DVDs and even for gaming it's quite good. And it's nice to see it works fine with Linux.

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RE[2]: T23
by renox on Wed 4th Apr 2007 18:46 in reply to "RE: T23"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

>It even has a usable build in keyboard. Where are these useless "Windows" keys?

Why do you call the Windows keys useless?
I use them quite often:
Win+D to show the desktop (iconifying all the windows)
Win+L to lock your PC
And more rarely:
Win+R to run a command

Too bad, Linux distribs, by default, doesn't use the same shortcut keys..

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RE: T23
by rhyder on Wed 4th Apr 2007 20:24 in reply to "T23"
rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

I wish that more companies would focus on lower spec laptops. Something with a 1gig processor and enhanced battery life and reliability as a result.

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